Shipwreck Island Waterpark

#6 in Best Things To Do in Panama City Beach
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Key Info

12201 Hutchison Blvd.

Details

Amusement Parks, Swimming/Pools Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.6scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Consistently described by visitors as a great place for families, Shipwreck Island Waterpark is a 20-acre facility that features a wave pool, a lazy river, several water slides and flumes, and two shallow pools perfect for novice swimmers. True to its name, it's also home to a replica of a 17th-century sailing ship that allows swimmers to zip line off the ship before dropping into a large lagoon pool. Along with the rides, the park also boasts concessions (though reviewers were not as impressed with the food as they were the attractions).

Recent travelers said the park was a great place to spend a day with the kids and said it never felt too crowded. Visitors particularly praised the facilities available for little swimmers and said a day here is worth the ticket price.

Shipwreck Island Waterpark sits about 2 miles west of the beach. Season opening and closing dates may vary, but generally, the park is open from late April to early October and welcomes guests from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m. Single-day tickets for adults cost $34.99; admission for children costs $29.99. For more information, check out the water park's website.

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St. Andrews State Park has enough attractions and activities to keep every member of your family happy. Along with a nearly 2-mile-long white sand beach, the park also boasts paved bike trails, marked hiking trails, water sports equipment rentals (including canoes, kayaks and snorkeling gear) and shuttle boat tours to Shell Island, a 7-mile long undeveloped barrier island. Additionally, the park provides a concession stand with snacks, souvenirs and fishing supplies.

Recent visitors described the park as beautiful and praised the clean beach and facilities. Reviewers said the park can get quite crowded on the weekends and advised visiting during the week if your itinerary allows. And keep your eyes peeled for plenty of wildlife: travelers said there was a lot of activity in and out of the water from local animals like alligators, heron, ibis and white tail deer.

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